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Soon, rooms at the Mid­dle East’s most in­sta­grammed ho­tel – At­lantis The Palm – will look noth­ing like those on so­cial me­dia – and here’s why: The iconic re­sort’s 1,539 rooms and suites are set to get a Dh360 mil­lion makeover. Spaced out over the next three years, the project, which is al­ready un­der­way, aims to re­fur­bish 50 rooms and suites ev­ery six weeks, which means you’ll prob­a­bly end up stay­ing in a swanky new room sooner than you think.

UAE-based in­te­rior de­sign stu­dio WA In­ter­na­tional is car­ry­ing out the task of in­ject­ing new life into the in­te­ri­ors. The new rooms, we’re told, will draw on the re­sort’s over­ar­ch­ing un­der­wa­ter world theme (above right). The up­grades also ex­tend to all-day din­ing restau­rant Kaleidoscope (which will re-open in Septem­ber), Ayamna Bar, Nasimi Beach and The Im­pe­rial Club.

At­lantis The Palm’s fresh new rooms should be com­pleted in 2019, the same year At­lantis’ sec­ond Dubai prop­erty, the Royal At­lantis Re­sort & Res­i­dences (top), is ex­pected to launch on the cres­cent with 231 res­i­dences and 795 guest rooms and suites.

Dubai won’t be the only city set to wel­come new At­lantis re­sorts. China will have its own ocean-themed re­sort, the At­lantis Sanya, Hainan (above left), in 2018. The mas­sive re­sort will have 1,314 gue­strooms, 154 suites and five un­der­wa­ter suites, 21 din­ing op­tions and an Aqua­ven­ture Wa­ter­park. On the Hawai­ian is­land of Oahu, the At­lantis Ko Olina is tak­ing form across 15 acres of land, gear­ing up to be the most ex­pen­sive At­lantis yet.

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